James J. Camberato

  Professor of Agronomy

    Department: Agronomy
    Phone:
765.496.9338
    Fax: 765.496.2926
    Office: Lilly 3-365
    E-mail: jcambera@purdue.edu


Personal Web Page​​​​

Curriculum Vitae​​

Area of Expertise: Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Biography

Dr. Jim Camberato is an Extension soil fertility specialist at Purdue. In general my research and Extension programs center on soil fertility, fertilizers, and plant nutrition. Specific emphasis has been on determining appropriate rates of N fertilization for corn and evaluating tools for fine-tuning N recommendations. Most recently research and Extension efforts are addressing corn response to starter fertilizer and  sulfur and boron fertilization.

Extension

Outreach programs on the fertilization of agronomic crops in Indiana.

Research Areas

Determine the impact of soil and applied essential plant nutrients on crop productivity and profitability.

Most Recent Publications

Clark, J.D., F.G. Fernández, K.S. Veum, J.J. Camberato, P.R. Carter, R.B. Ferguson, D.W. Franzen, D.E. Kaiser, N.R. Kitchen, C.A.M. Laboski, E.D. Nafziger, C.J. Rosen, J.E. Sawyer, and John F. Shanahan. Soil-nitrogen, potentially mineralizable-nitrogen, and field condition information marginally improves corn nitrogen management. Accepted June 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20335 

Martinez, A., J. Ashketar, P.R. Owens, and J.J. Camberato. Using terrain algorithms on a digital elevation model to evaluate yield variability in oil palm. J. Oil Palm Res. Accepted June, 2020.

Bean, G.M., N.R. Kitchen, K.S. Veum, J.J. Camberato, R.B. Ferguson, F.G. Fernandez, D.W. Franzen, C.A.M Laboski, E.D. Nafziger, J.E. Sawyer, and M. Yost. 2020. Relating four-day soil respiration to corn nitrogen fertilizer needs across 49 U.S. midwest fields. Accepted,  SSSAJ May, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20091

Clark, J.D., F.G. Fernández, K.S. Veum, J.J. Camberato, P.R. Carter, R.B. Ferguson, D.W. Franzen, D.E. Kaiser, N.R. Kitchen, C.A.M. Laboski, E.D. Nafziger, C.J. Rosen, J.E. Sawyer, and John F. Shanahan. 2020. Adjusting corn nitrogen management by including a mineralizable-nitrogen test with the preplant and presidedress nitrate tests. Agron. J. 112:3050-3064. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20228

Clark, J., K.S. Veum, F.G. Fernández, N.R. Kitchen, J.J. Camberato, P.R. Carter, R.B. Ferguson, D.W. Franzen, D.E. Kaiser, C.A.M. Laboski, E.D. Nafziger, C.J. Rosen, J.E. Sawyer, and John F. 2020 Shanahan. Soil sample timing, nitrogen fertilization, and incubation length influence anaerobic potentially mineralizable nitrogen. SSSAJ. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20050

Pasley, H.R., J.J. Camberato, J.E. Cairns, M. Zaman-Allah, B. Das, and T.J. Vyn. 2020. Nitrogen rate impacts on tropical maize nitrogen use efficiency and soil nitrogen depletion in eastern and southern Africa. Nutr. Cyl. Agroecosyst. 116:397–408. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-020-10049-x

Ransom, C.J., N.R. Kitchen, J.J. Camberato, P.R. Carter, R.B. Ferguson, F.G. Fernández, D.W. Franzen, C.A.M. Laboski, E.D. Nafziger, J.E. Sawyer, P.C. Scharf, and J.F. Shanahan. 2020. Corn nitrogen rate recommendation tools’ performance across eight states US midwest corn belt states. Agron. J. 112:470-492. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20035


Professional Experience

2013-present Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University
2006-2013 Associate Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University
2003-2005 Professor, Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson University
1995-2003 Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Environmental Science, Clemson University
1989-1995 Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Soils, Clemson University
1987-1989 Research Chemist, National Fertilizer Development Center, Tennessee Valley Authority

 

Awards and Honors 

2018 - Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association Team Award – CCA Crop Conference Planning Committee.

2017 – Corn Field Scout. C.K. Gerber et al. American Society of Agronomy Extension Education Community Award - Digital Decision Aids.

2008 – Purdue Agriculture Team Award: Purdue Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center.

2007 – Entomology Educational Project Award for the Extension Publication: Corn & Soybean Field Guide, 2007 Edition. Board Certified Entomologists of Mid-America.

2006 – Educational Materials Contest Certificate of Excellence, Publications. Corn & Soybean Field Guide, 2006 Edition. American Society of Agronomy


Education

Ph.D., North Carolina State University (3/87), Soil Science
M.S., North Carolina State University (12/82), Soil Science
B.S., University of Massachusetts (5/80), Plant and Soil Science

 

Date joined staff: 2006 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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